Changes are coming up in Florida. A long-time general manager…

first_imgWhen it comes to hockey that it’s always business in the end, it’s doubly true in the NHL. In other words, if you do not have satisfactory results with the team, you can lose your job very quickly. Florida general manager Dale Tallon, whose team dropped out with the New York Islanders on Friday night, can see for themselves soon. There is no speculation with a catchy caption. The Panthers should really say goodbye to their longtime official, who has been the general manager for the last ten years.Fox Sports journalist Andy Strickland came up with the information, and was later confirmed on his website by the Canadian station Sportsnet.Hearing a change is coming with the Florida Panthers. Team moving on from Dale Tallon #flapanthers— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) August 7, 2020There is no need to speculate for a long time about the reasons for such a step. Already in the basic part, the Panthers did not do as well as the fans and the management would like, and the qualifying round before the playoffs did not change anything. Joel Quennevill’s charges played a single match – the Islanders scored at least four goals twice and eventually won the series 3: 1.And even though the club will still evaluate the reasons for the defeat, it is already clear, at least according to the mentioned information, that Tallon also has a share in the rapid elimination. And so important that he should no longer work as a general manager.Similar opinions are circulating among a number of fans who, in connection with the manager who won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2010, criticize in particular the acquisition of Sergei Bobrovsky. A year ago, a Russian goalkeeper signed a seven-year, $ 70 million contract in Florida, which they would now rather forget in Miami. After one season.The 31-year-old goalkeeper didn’t do well at all in the new club. In 50 matches of the basic part, he recorded only a 90% success rate of interventions, then on average he scored 3.23 goals per match. In the elimination fights, he slightly “improved” to 90.1% and 3.08, but these are still numbers that are by no means enough to advance in the fight for the Stanley Cup.Add to that the additional reinforcements that the Panthers brought in the summer – Anton Strålman, Brett Connolly, Noel Acciari and the already mentioned coach Quenneville – and we see why they are starting to (probably) fall in Florida. The owner Vincent Viola is simply running out of patience. The question is whether a possible change to the position of general manager of the team will really help. Get an entry bonus of CZK 5,500 on Sazkabet and get into the game! Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on Twitterlast_img

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